Wildlife, Animals, and Plants
SPECIES: Toxicodendron diversilobum | Poison-Oak
FIRE ECOLOGY OR ADAPTATIONS :
Poison-oak's primary postfire regeneration strategy is vigorous
sprouting from the root crown and/or rhizomes [16,46,68].
Fire is not required for poison-oak seed germination. Keeley ,
however, reported a significant (p<0.001) increase in germination when
seeds were exposed to charate. Postfire seedlings probably originate
from both soil-stored seed and fresh seed dispersed by birds.
POSTFIRE REGENERATION STRATEGY :
Tall shrub, adventitious-bud root crown
Rhizomatous shrub, rhizome in soil
Ground residual colonizer (on-site, initial community)
Secondary colonizer - off-site seed
Related categories for Species: Toxicodendron diversilobum